Macomb, IL has six multimedia design schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saint Ambrose University, the highest ranked school in this group with a multimedia design program, has a total student population of 3,729. It is the 1917th highest ranked school in the USA and the 29th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Multimedia Design students from Macomb schools who go on to become multimedia designers, interactive media designers, media designers, digital media designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,800 people working as multimedia artists and animators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,810. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today.
Macomb lies in McDonough county, which is one of the 49 counties in Illinois. Overall, the West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area has 186,290 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.85/hr average worker wage, and a $35,040 average annual salary.
Of the 6 multimedia design schools with a 100-mile radius of Macomb, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Kaplan University comes out as the most expensive ($23,227/yr) for multimedia design students, with Illinois Central College as the lowest, reported at only $4,505/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Macomb|
|West Burlington||IA||-||1||15.5796||40||35.9 miles|
|East Peoria||IL||-||2||21.1433||95||59.1 miles|
|Rock Island||IL||-||2||34.7008||66||72.8 miles|
|Iowa City||IA||69,842||2||33.2806||239||94.6 miles|